WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Flower researcher Natalia Dudareva is on the scent of a mysterious disappearance. "Selective breeding has reduced flower scent to almost nothing," says Dudareva, a Purdue University assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. "Flowers are bred for color, size and shelf life without any attention to scent. Floral scent disappeared, and nobody knows why."
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